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Spokane to host Cirrus aircraft seminar

Spokane did such a good job hosting a one-day fly-in for pilots last summer that a premier maker of small aircraft is planning to return next year. Cirrus Aircraft, of …


Doug Clark: Aunt’s moving photo captures soldier’s last homecoming

A picture’s worth has been appraised at a thousand words. But the photograph Lori Pence snapped of her nephew’s final homecoming speaks volumes. The mostly black-and-white photo shows a lone …


Taxiway upgrade to close Spokane airport’s main runway

Taxiway construction at Spokane International Airport has reached a stage at which the contractor needs to move into the main runway’s safety zone. As a result, the airport will close …


Work on U.S. 2 will affect traffic to, from airport

A repaving project on U.S. Highway 2 is moving to a critical stage this week with work on the interchange serving Spokane International Airport. Ramps near the airport will undergo …


UPDATED: Mon., June 2, 2014, 10:52 a.m.

Two-car collision blocks traffic near airport

Both eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 2 near the airport are blocked by a two-car collision requiring extrication, the Washington State Patrol said.


Delta to add Spokane-Seattle flights

Alaska Airlines will once again face competition for flights between Spokane and Seattle. Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday that it will add four departure and four return flights between the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 27, 2014, 1:52 p.m.

Delta adding four Spokane flights to Seattle

Delta Air Lines will add four daily flights to Seattle from Spokane starting Nov. 3.


Spokane airport upgrade continues with new fire station

A new fire station at Spokane International Airport is rising from the grassy flat southwest of the Alaska Airlines terminal. The $8 million project will replace the existing fire station …


Man arrested for making bomb threat at Spokane hotel

A hotel near the Spokane International Airport was cleared around 11 a.m. Tuesday after a man claimed his backpack contained a bomb, witnesses said. David James Maslo faces a felony …


Fed Ex plane lands safely after fire reported in the cargo hold

A Fed Ex DC-10 that took off from the Spokane International Airport Friday evening en route to Memphis, Tenn., turned back over Idaho when an alarm alerted the crew to …


Exotic Metals Forming Co. opening plant in Airway Heights

An aerospace company that manufactures parts for the aviation industry announced Thursday that it will bring a 150,000-square-foot plant to Airway Heights employing up to 150 people once it begins …


Getting There: TSA boss touts PreCheck screening program

The head of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration visited his officers at Spokane International Airport on Wednesday and used the occasion to promote the agency’s PreCheck program for passengers wanting …


Spokane airport sees flights drop in 2013; planes stay full

Spokane International Airport saw a small decrease in the number of passengers flying out of the city last year, but the decline may be due to cutbacks by airlines. Aircraft …


State pitches Spokane as site for Boeing 777X work

OLYMPIA – State to Boeing: How about building your new plane in Spokane? Low labor costs and short commute times mean the aerospace giant should consider building its newest jetliner …


Flight makes emergency landing at GEG after toddler suffers allergic reaction

A Delta flight from Vancouver, B.C., was forced to land in Spokane when a young child on board had an allergic reaction. The girl is recovering.


Spokane Fantasy Flight takes kids on journey to North Pole

When Emily Anne Benjamin, 9, flew over the Arctic on her way to Spokane from Germany last Saturday, she spotted blinking red lights and a polar bear. It disappeared in …


Spokane airport step closer to drawing maintenance facility

Spokane County commissioners moved one step closer on Tuesday to drawing a jetliner maintenance company to Spokane International Airport. The commissioners are poised to issue $19 million in tax-exempt bonds …


ATS considers leasing facility at Spokane airport for expansion of Boeing jetliner maintenance

Spokane International Airport is on the verge of landing a new employer that specializes in maintenance of Boeing jetliners. But it would need new facilities, and local officials are preparing …


Medical Examiner identifies teen who died on flight

Zachary Bisiar, 16, died of a rare disease during a flight from Seattle to Atlanta diverted to Spokane on Saturday, the Spokane County Medical Examiner reported.


Delta Air Lines flight forced to land when teenage passenger dies

A Delta flight from Seattle to Atlanta was forced to land in Spokane after a 16-year-old passenger suddenly died.


Mayor David Condon’s Airport Board nominee withdraws

A businessman nominated for a seat on the Spokane Airport Board has withdrawn after questions arose over his $1,800 contribution to Mayor David Condon’s 2015 re-election campaign just a day …


Getting There: Spokane airport buys land near future runway

Spokane International Airport is expanding its land holdings to the southwest with the acquisition of 844 acres of unimproved land off the end of a future runway. Louisa Mager of …


Getting There: STA to launch bus clad in stars and stripes

Spokane Transit Authority is celebrating Veterans Day today in the best way it knows how: rolling out a new version of the red, white and blue bus. “This was initiated …


Record snowfall recorded Tuesday in Spokane

The National Weather Service reports 1.9 inches of snow fell Tuesday at Spokane International Airport. That total broke a daily record set in 1947. Wet and dreary conditions are expected …


Getting There: Airport Drive has new walking trail, landscaping

The drive into Spokane International Airport has become much greener in the past two years. The airport is in the middle of a three-year effort to install huge new beds …


Getting There: Spokane will host forum on coal port

The coal terminal debate returns to Spokane on Sept. 25, when three government agencies will host a scoping meeting for an environmental impact statement on a proposed coal port at …


Getting There: Spokane airport to offer quicker screenings

Spokane International Airport is among 60 airports around the country that will offer an expedited passenger screening process for pre-approved travelers. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced last week a …


TSA offers assistance to passengers during screening process

Jose Gutierrez, a blind U.S. Army veteran from Puerto Rico, didn’t worry about getting through airport security during a visit to Spokane last month. He took advantage of a special …


Getting There: FAA grant will fund new airport fire station

Spokane International Airport last week announced it has received a $7 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to build a new aircraft rescue and firefighting facility. The grant comes …


Getting There: Spokane Airport offering patrons air mile rewards

Frequent fliers in the Inland Northwest can now bump up their airline mileage accounts by joining Spokane International Airport’s new customer rewards program. Airport officials last week announced that enrolled …